I tried winging once and was awful at it, but every time I see a really good winger I think “I can do that on my peak” so have yet to want to invest time into itFoil_Adict wrote: ↑Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:51 pmAny other peak 4 wave foilers out there that are trying the wing foil? While it’s fun to try a new sport I am finding myself pessimistic that the wing foil will ever be better for wave foiling then my peak. I am still riding a relatively large board though so may a smaller board will help but that still feels a long way off. My p4 5m has way better low end then my 5m fone swing wing. I have recently upgraded to an Armstrong 1250 and I can kite with that foil in 10mph. The 5m wing needs 15 to 20 to get going. And the peak goes up wind so much better. It normal for me to ride a mile or two upwind and make my own downwinders on the peak. Can’t imagine ever doing that on a wing. Need to do the whole vehicle drop circus with a wing.
And that’s honestly not even to most discouraging aspect as I knew that was the case going into this and never planned to switch, just and another option for wave riding and downwinders. Well I finally got out on a good down winder in the ocean with the wing and my mind was far from blown. The wing just gets in the way when riding down wind. When you get in the swell and take off down wind it just flips around and gets in the way awkwardly.
I do have to give some thought to how I line tension and position my peak when riding swell downwind but it never feels in the way.
What are my other p4 riders thoughts? I think a lot of the hype for wave riding on a foil should be still given to the peaks. They really are hard to beat.
And the thought of riding a bigger board than my pocket board is lame to me
I don’t really talk about it at the beach to seem arrogant, but I think the peak can do the same amount of wave riding a wing can do without engaging the kite
Especially with a large foil